The Royal College of Physicians is an independent professional membership organisation and registered charity, representing over 29,000 physicians in the UK and internationally.

The RCP is relentless in its pursuit of improvements in healthcare and the health of the population. We achieve this by enhancing and harnessing the skills, knowledge and leadership of physicians in setting challenging standards and encouraging positive change based on sound evidence.

Established in 1518, the RCP remains central in shaping the best medical services by raising clinical standards through guidelines, audits and reports; training and supporting physicians at all stages of their careers; setting educational curricula and carrying out assessments; and advising the public and government on health issues. Through all its activities the RCP helps physicians to deliver the best possible care to every patient.